Friday, 21 August 2015

Leeds Central Sq

I have been working on some artworks with John Orrell and Tim Leigh for the new Central Square building in Leeds. The site is the old railway station where the Mallard set off on its record breaking speed steam locomotive journey and the interactive lighting piece references this in its programme of lighting and form. The piece is made of linear programmable lines of LED's 26 meters high. 

Yesterday the project was on the front cover of the Financial Times.

Many thanks to John Orrell and the DLA team and also to Tim Leigh and Stage One.

This is a model of the form. Larger light samples are currently being made. The black blob at the base is a person to indicate scale.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Deceased Paul

This is a tribute to Paul the predicting octopus who passed away. Paul the octopus predicted the scores of football matches during the World Cup. I wanted to keep this fine tradition alive by making an automata as a tribute to him whilst continuing my exploration into harnessing the power in a pot of tea.

Follow the link below to see a film of 'Deceased Paul' predicting the score between England and Germany.